Renault Trucks has announced plans for a new 122,000sq ft R&D centre in St Priest, Lyon, France. The €33m (£29m) development, designed to use 25% less energy than the French building standard, is scheduled to open in the first half of 2021. According to Renault, the new centre, one of the top 10 R&D facilities in France, is “part of an ambitious five-year building programme” launched by Renault Trucks and its parent the Volvo Group to drive innovation. It is […]
Truck manufacturers have responded to the combined €2.9bn (£2.5bn) fine they were issued by the European Commission (EC) yesterday (19 July).
Operators will not see longer, more aerodynamic truck cabs for at least another seven years after the European Parliament and EU countries last month agreed to prevent the introduction of such cabs until 2022.
With exactly 12 months to go until the UK is due to leave the EU, there are still huge uncertainties surrounding the UK’s post-Brexit trading relationship with the EU. The FTA is advising members that anything better than a ‘no-deal’ Brexit – that will see the UK trading with the EU27 members under World Trade Organisation (WTO) tariffs from March 29 2019 – will be ‘a bonus’.